Hyundai’s waiting for hydrogen infrastructure to push sales in the US

2016 Tucson Fuel Cell Hyundai Motor America just released the 2016 Tucson Fuel Cell. The world first mass-produced car of its kindf adds convenient HomeLink connectivity to the mirror, allowing owners to open and close garage doors, security gates and even control home lighting systems via a button on the rearview mirror, which [...]

By |2015-06-01T15:27:26+00:00May 30th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Hyundai’s waiting for hydrogen infrastructure to push sales in the US

Breakthrough in R&D : Toyota announces more efficient and durable Fuel Cell Stacks

A breakthrough in the real-time observation of fuel cell catalyst degradation could lead to a new generation of more efficient and durable fuel cell stacks, the japanese carmaker says. Toyota Motor Corporation and Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) have developed a new observation technique that allows researchers to monitor the behavior of nanometer-sized particles of [...]

By |2015-05-26T11:38:26+00:00May 28th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Breakthrough in R&D : Toyota announces more efficient and durable Fuel Cell Stacks

Here comes the hydrogen-powered drone

Horizon Unmanned Systems, a company that specializes in merging advanced energy systems with UAV platforms, has unveiled HYCOPTER. The company claims is the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered multi-rotor UAV. HYCOPTER is being readied for a record flight endurance of 4 hours, or around 8 to 10 times the average flight duration of equivalent [...]

By |2015-05-26T11:31:56+00:00May 26th, 2015|Aeronautics|Comments Off on Here comes the hydrogen-powered drone

Japan makes strong efforts to promote hydrogen

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, seems to believe that hydrogen is the energy of the future. When he attended to the opening of Tokyo’s first hydrogen fuelling station, a few days ago, he described this event as "the dawn of a true hydrogen society”. By the way, Mr Abe himself was also the first to take delivery [...]

By |2015-05-16T19:23:10+00:00May 22nd, 2015|General|Comments Off on Japan makes strong efforts to promote hydrogen

3 years of free hydrogen in the US for Mirai buyers

  The first fuel cell car from Toyota will be introduced in October 2015 in the US, into select dealerships in Northern California. This choice is based on advanced technology vehicle sales experience and proximity to hydrogen infrastructure. In order to seduce future customers, Toyota is pledging three years of free hydrogen. This is a [...]

By |2015-05-15T17:26:14+00:00May 20th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on 3 years of free hydrogen in the US for Mirai buyers

China is still late on fuel cell technology

According to Global and China Fuel Cell Industry Chain Report (2014-2016), the largest country in the world has still to fill a technological gap compared to developed countries, despite nearly a decade of development in the fields of fuel cell engine, power battery, DC/DC converter, drive motor, hydrogen-donating system and other key components and parts. China has to [...]

By |2015-05-15T07:19:01+00:00May 18th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on China is still late on fuel cell technology

A first hydrogen station opens on a German highway

Mercedes-Benz Germany's first motorway hydrogen filling station has opened a few days ago. Operated by Total, it's located on a service area in Geiselwind on the A3, between Würzburg and Nuremberg. This station links the existing filling facilities in the metropolitan regions of Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart and Munich with each other, forming a hub [...]

By |2015-05-14T14:52:51+00:00May 14th, 2015|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on A first hydrogen station opens on a German highway

Toyota will supply Mazda with its hydrogen technology

According to Nikkei, Toyota and Mazda are discussing for a partnership in eco-friendly technologies. Toyota intends to supply fuel cell and plug-in-hybrid technology to the Hiroshima-based smaller car maker. It will help Mazda to comply with California plans (to push automakers to boost sales volume for electric and fuel cell vehicles by 2018) and with [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:05:42+00:00May 12th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Toyota will supply Mazda with its hydrogen technology

Porsche will shift to hydrogen too in the future

According to Autocar, the Volkswagen Group is preparing fuel cell powered vehicles in the next few years. This will concern VW, but also Audi and Porsche brands. There will be a first step with a full electric vehicle. VW has already launched the e-Golf and Audi has introduced the new R8 e-tron at last Geneva Motor [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:06:28+00:00May 8th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Porsche will shift to hydrogen too in the future

FedEx rolls out first hydrogen airport truck

Fuel cell technology is reaching Memphis airport in the US, not on planes but on ground support equipements. Cargo tractors or trucks, to be clear. Under a $2.5 million grant awarded from the Department of Energy (DOE), FedEx is operating a new kind of hydrogen vehicles, thanks to a partnership with CharlatteAmerica( fuel cell-powered GSEs) and Plug [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:06:54+00:00May 4th, 2015|Transport|Comments Off on FedEx rolls out first hydrogen airport truck

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